Our services

adag Payroll Services GmbH provides non-agency payroll services throughout Germany for your voice-over actors / narrators.

Comprehensive service

Our service includes assumption of all activities and liabilities related to payment processing. We offer a comprehensive reporting and controlling system in compliance with film funding requirements.

Payroll client as secure server download

We set up a client space for your company or production in our payroll software (SESAM Lohn from Sesam Software GmbH). This is available to download at any time over our secured server.

Fast, prompt processing of cashless payments

We transfer employees’ payments quickly and promptly. You can find details on our payment transfer process here: Voice-over actors, narrators FAQ: When will my wages be transferred?

Reporting to the public authorities

We assume responsibility for all communication with the relevant authorities in accordance with legal requirements. This includes registration for income tax and social security in particular.

Communication with the public authorities

We manage and assume responsibility for all written and verbal communication with the public authorities and administration bodies involved in the payroll process. We also answer any enquiries made by health insurers, pension funds and employment agencies.

Taxes and contributions

We organize all payments of tax and contributions involved in payroll processing. This includes PAYE tax as well as social security contributions.

Documentation for employees

We assume responsibility for full, prompt processing of all the necessary documentation for payroll processing in compliance with legal requirements. This includes preparation of payslips, income tax statements, social security registration certificates, statements of additional income, income statements and employment certificates as well as processing of remuneration statements for the German Pension Insurance.

Communication with employees

We manage all written and verbal communication with employees. We actively ensure that all details in master data sheet are accurate and complete and take care of any supporting documents. We also answer any questions related to payroll and payment processing. In addition, we provide comprehensive responses to frequently asked questions which are available online: Voice-over actors, narrators FAQ. We value constructive and friendly communication very highly.

Data protection

adag Payroll Services GmbH takes all the necessary technical and organizational steps to ensure that we meet the provisions of the  Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), in particular those outlined in Annex to § 9, paragraph 1 BDSG.


Our service includes revision-proof archiving of master data sheet and invoices in conventional paper archives as well as in our electronic system in accordance with legal retention periods.